Think of the children, not of short cut


  • Letters
  • Wednesday, 07 Mar 2007

I REFER to Azlinda’s comments on the opening of the slip road connecting Bandar Utama to Persiaran Surian (The Star, March 6). 

My family and I are also staying in Bandar Utama. While we would be more than glad to have the connecting road linking Bandar Utama to Persiaran Surian opened to traffic, we wonder if Azlinda has thought things through carefully. 

There are two schools on that link road alone, not including the other three within close proximity. The number of students who attend those two schools alone number close to 1,000.  

Imagine the risk they face trying to make their way to and from the school.  

The average Malaysian driver who wants to use that link road to Kota Damansara would be thinking: “Traffic jam-lah LDP ... better use this short cut ... better hurry up.”  

Would you put your schoolgoing child through that risk? 

Furthermore, there are a good number of houses on the road leading to that link road. Imagine the increase in traffic flow in the general area.  

I am certain that among critical reasons many house owners bought houses in the Bandar Utama area was the good infrastructure and public amenities.  

While we can’t have everything, we have to think of our future i.e. our kids, and to ensure that they get the most conducive (and safest) possible environment.  

I am more than willing to put up with a little bit of inconvenience to ensure the safety of my kids.  

 

CHRIS NIUH  

Petaling Jaya, Selangor 

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